A Q&A with Toyota’s Ryan McMullan

“‘I’ve noticed in my time at Toyota that the environmental lens is a way of focusing problem solving,’ says Ryan McMullan, environmental and safety manager for Toyota. Back in the 1950s, when Toyota put forward the idea of continuous improvement, eliminating various kinds of waste from production became an important step in the process. Now that step includes identifying wasted resources such as water, fuel, and materials. ‘The approach Toyota took allowed environmental and financial success to go hand in hand,’ McMullan says.” To read this whole post by Alyssa Danigelis in Environmental Leader, press here.

Is your iPhone protected?

Chris Hotze, of Crescere Capital Management, recorded a video showing how he used Lean thinking to better protect his iPhone.

Are you Standardizing?

Dale of Klime-Ezee shows us how he not only made an awesome 2 Second improvement, but also made it a standard.

Are you reading Shakespeare to a starving man?

Filipe Marques, of Torre, once again shares his profound Lean observations with us!

Hog Panel Improvement

Thomas Riner, of Farming Outside the Box, shared this video showing how everyday small improvements are important!

Who said Lean had to be expensive?

Do you keep going, and going, and going?

Thomas Riner, of Fancy Hill Farms, shared this video discussing how Lean improvements can just keep going and going…you will never be done.

Are you making Lean fun?

The guys at Cambridge Engineering made this video. Nothing like having fun at work!

Lean is so Subtle

Paul Akers discusses how sometime you have to pay close attention to see subtle Lean.

Greeting American Chamber of Commerce

Paul Akers greets the American Chamber of Commerce. He will be speaking on Lean at their event on June 5, 2017 in Nagoya, Japan at the Nagoya Chamber of Commerce. For more information, go to this link.